One of the nice things about taking the ferry to/from work is that I get at least 50 minutes a day to read (25 each way). Often I read trial transcripts, but I also get to read...books!
Lately I'm reading one I never thought I'd read, but which I really surprisingly like a lot: When Worlds Collide! It first was printed in 1932 or so. Stunning to consider how much of the 20th century its 2 authors missed. But it's still a great read, even though dated in a lot of ways.
Plus I keep thinking of that announcer in the movie saying, "only 25 days to go! Hurry! Hurry!"
Let's face it: it was a great picture, right up there with another of my all-time favorites, Crack in the World. If I ever find *that* as a book, oh boy my life will be...well, better.
I thoroughly enjoy driving to work - listening to audio books as I've mentioned here before. Takes me about 35mins each way. When I was in Sydney I used to catch a train for the same duration, but got to read books then instead of listening to them. Unfortunately, with the hustle of what is modern day life, I wouldn't get a chance to indulge in books at all if it wasn't for the daily commute!
I haven't read When Worlds Collide, but have been clearing a decent backlog that I otherwise would have missed out on... classics like Elric of Melnibone (Michael Moorcock), and most recently Neuromancer (William Gibson). I've almost finished this last one, and then probably on to The Dark Tower - Song of Susannah (Stephen King).
A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan
I didn't realize When Worlds Collide was a book! I must track that down and read it! That - along with Crack in the World - is one of my all-time favorite sci-fi movies, too! I spent many a Saturday afternoon as a kid/teen watching classic B sci-fi movies. Then at night, I'd watch Creature Features for great (and stunningly bad it's good) sci-fi/horror films.
Ernest, if classic sci-fi is your thing, you must, must see Lost Skeleton of Caldavra. It's a hilarious and well done spoof of classic sci-fi. It's so over the top I hurt myself laughing 'cause it's all so true!
I'm currently reading Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. I wish I could read on my commute (about 30-45 min), but I'm a tragic victim of motion sickness if I attempt to read while on the bus. [Image Can Not Be Found]
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